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Weekend Devo—Time and Eternity

859675_book___ He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. — Ecclesiastes 3:11

I don't know about you, but there are certain books in the Bible that take more energy to read than others. Ecclesiastes is one of them. I picture the writer as a person full of wisdom, but always from a slightly negative perspective (giggle).

But this verse set the stage for some events this past week—ones I'll share Tuesday, but I want to share this hope-filled nugget with you in the meantime. There are two profound truths here.

One, it speaks of God's timing. I'm sure you've had one of those times where things just seemed to work out and when you look back, you see this perfection to it—how God prevented, prepared, or purposed something. These are the moments that take my breath away in their perfection and beauty.

When my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor, everything moved so fast. They wanted to even schedule the insertion for a port in her chest for the chemo treatments. But for some reason, the planning of this procedure kept falling through. I was frustrated at the thought of her having to go through another procedure after they removed the tumor.

Turned out she didn't need that port. They discovered the cancer wasn't as aggressive a form as they first thought, but they couldn't know that until they'd removed the tumor and analyzed it. What I thought was disorganization was God making the situation "beautiful in its time."

The second truth sends a thrill through my heart and spirit. God sets eternity in our hearts. Though we cannot fathom all that God is and does, He's done this so we don't have to. For all of us. It's not a part of salvation but the very desire that brings us to salvation. Deep within, God designed us to have this yearning.

And it's a promise I claim right now for my precious hubby. I hope you'll claim for your unbelieving loved one, too.

Praying and believing,

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